Microbial Lipid Production

Methods and Protocols

  • Venkatesh Balan

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1995)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. A. Daniel Jones, Kyria L. Boundy-Mills, G. Florin Barla, Sandeep Kumar, Bryan Ubanwa, Venkatesh Balan
    Pages 1-32
  3. Irnayuli R. Sitepu, Antonio L. Garay, Tomas Cajka , Oliver Fiehn, Kyria L. Boundy-Mills
    Pages 33-50
  4. Yan Yang, Fatemeh Heidari, Bo Hu
    Pages 51-89
  5. Gangatharan Muralitharan, Manickam Gayathri, Sumathy Shunmugam
    Pages 91-101
  6. Rosemary K. Le, Kristina M. Mahan, Arthur J. Ragauskas
    Pages 103-120
  7. Balakrishna Maddi, Agasteswar Vadlamani, Sridhar Viamajala, Sasidhar Varanasi
    Pages 121-129
  8. David R. Nobles Jr., Schonna R. Manning
    Pages 131-140
  9. Priya Kumari, Farnaz Yusuf, Naseem A. Gaur
    Pages 161-171
  10. Jacob D. Crowe, Muyang Li, Daniel L. Williams, Alex D. Smith, Tongjun Liu, David B. Hodge
    Pages 173-182
  11. Eboibi Blessing, Umakanta Jena, Senthil Chinnasamy
    Pages 183-193
  12. Sumathy Shunmugam, Manickam Gayathri, Gangatharan Muralitharan
    Pages 215-227
  13. Mingjie Jin, Rui Zhai, Zhaoxian Xu, Zhiqiang Wen
    Pages 229-248
  14. Patricia J. Slininger, Bruce S. Dien, Joshua C. Quarterman, Stephanie R. Thompson, Cletus P. Kurtzman
    Pages 249-283
  15. Irene Fakankun, Maryam Mirzaei, David B. Levin
    Pages 311-325
  16. Sibel Uludag-Demirer, Wei Liao, Goksel N. Demirer
    Pages 357-367
  17. Singaram Jayanthi, Arun Kumar Thalla
    Pages 369-381
  18. Eduardo J. Gudiña, Lígia R. Rodrigues
    Pages 383-393
  19. Sima Modiri, Hossein Shahbani Zahiri, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi
    Pages 395-403
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


The volume explores methods for isolation and characterization of lipids, and their production using various oleaginous organisms. The protocols presented in the book consider sugars derived from different substrates including chemically pre-treated agricultural residues, industrial residues containing lignin, food wastes, and industrial waste water in an approachable format. The book also discusses applications that use oleaginous organisms to transform substrates into a variety of products including bio-crude, high value fatty acids, biofuels such as biodiesel, neutral lipids, volatile fatty acids, and surfactants. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Microbial Lipid Production: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource aimed at novice researchers who are working on improving their knowledge and skills in this developing field. 


bio-crude metabolic pathway oleaginous substrates lipid conversion

Editors and affiliations

  • Venkatesh Balan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Technology, Biotechnology Program College of TechnologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9483-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9484-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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